A Different Breed Of Expat
July 27, 2011, Hoi An, Vietnam: Hoi An, Vietnam, is emerging as an overseas haven of a different sort, attracting families with young children from around the world.
Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,
"We've been in Hoi An, Vietnam, for a week now," writes Asia Correspondent Wendy Justice, "just long enough to wish that we could stay much longer.
"This is a pretty town on the central coast, with long, clean, sandy beaches and tranquil rivers. But it's the town itself that is so remarkable. Once one of the busiest international sea ports in Asia, Hoi An has been heavily influenced by traders who came here from Japan, China, and the West. This was the location of first Chinese settlement south of Vietnam's Red River delta in the far north, and many of the buildings, dating back 400 years or more, remain intact.